Prelims Test Series 2020


Prelims 2020 (GS) Online Test Series

UPSC CIVIL SERVICES PRELIMS 2020

TEST SERIES

Dear Students,

The time for getting into a serious PRELIMS 2020 Mode is here. The exam is scheduled for Sunday 31st May 2020.

For candidates interested in having ample practice in solving all types of MCQs, following programs are available;

  • Daily MCQ Tests (Current Affairs) : From 1st May 2019 to 21st May 2020  (to be re-scheduled as per
  • NCERT based Daily MCQ Test (GS): From 14th Oct 2019 to 20th Jan 2020 requirement)
  • Prelims Paper-I (GS) Test Series : From 20th Oct 2019 to 17th May 2020

The most important source material for your UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination preparation is the Syllabus and the Previous Years’ Papers starting from the year 2011 (when CSAT was introduced).

The most important part of the preparation is attempting mock tests at regular intervals to test your preparation level and take corrective actions (which will be essential till you attempt atleast few tests and master the pattern).

A student who studies all the essential books but does not attempt any tests will be at a huge disadvantage, as he/she has decided to not avail any opportunity to ensure excellence and minimize his errors which may be factual, misunderstanding questions, improper time management and so on.

The present UPSC Prelims 2020 Test Series Schedule has been planned meticulously to ensure that regular (weekly as well as daily) studies of the various sections of the syllabus is done by the student. Also the study material for each test has been suggested. Thus over a period of five months the entire syllabus of Prelims shall be covered and the student’s confidence level boosted to ensure he/she faces the exam well prepared. (If you do not do well in the tests, it means you need to study much more and maybe think of another attempt! Do not waste attempts and get into a vicious circle of failures.)

Also, Prelims tests will help you judge whether you should take risks and attempt questions which you are not sure of, and lose 1/3rd marks on been wrong. It will help you frame up a strategy on number of questions you should attempt in the paper. (A low attempt puts you out of the race even before your paper is evaluated. A very high attempt involving huge risks, wherein you attempt questions you are not very sure of, may result in your negative score eating up in your positive score and taking you down.)

The most important part of the entire Test Series is the Comprehensive Tests. These are on the pattern of UPSC papers wherein questions are NOT arranged section wise (eg. History, Geography, Polity, Economy and so on for Paper I and Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, GMA and so on in Paper II) but are put in randomly. Also with complete syllabus included, your overall preparation and time management can be best judged in these tests. Thus, we have included 5 General Studies Paper I comprehensive tests and 5 General Studies Paper II (CSAT) comprehensive tests in this Test Series.

Attempting two papers on a single day is also essential as your UPSC Prelims is conducted on a single day, a Sunday, at a Centre allotted in two shifts – Morning and Afternoon.

Morning Shift – (9:30 am to 11:30 am) and Afternoon Shift – (2:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

If you are serious about the UPSC Civil Services Exam then you should take this Test Series seriously as well, and ensure your success.

Best of Luck to all our Students!

SYLLABUS

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam

GENERAL STUDIES – PAPER I

Total Marks: 200               Questions: 100                   Duration: 2 Hours

Syllabus:

  1. Current events of national and international importance.
  2. History of India and Indian national movement.
  3. Indian and World Geography– physical, social, economic geography of India and the world
  4. Indian Polity and governance – constitution, political system, panchayati raj, public policy, Rights issues, etc.
  5. Economic and social development – sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives etc.
  6. General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change-that  do not require subject specialization.
  7. General science.

GENERAL STUDIES – PAPER II

Total Marks: 200               Questions: 80  Duration: 2 Hours

Syllabus:

  1. Comprehension
  2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  4. Decision-making and problem solving
  5. General mental ability
  6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)
  7. English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

UPSC – CIVIL SERVICES EXAM

TEST SERIES PRELIMS 2020

Daily MCQ Tests (Current Affairs)

Schedule (Daily)

1st May 2019 to 21st May 2020  (flexible)

Syllabus Coverage

Current Affairs

Salient Features

  • Daily 10 MCQ Test (Current Affairs) based on The Hindu Newspaper
  • UPSC-CSE latest pattern
  • 58 questions in Prelims (Paper-1) 2019, 51 questions in Prelims (Paper-1) 2018 & 35 questions in Prelims (Paper-1) 2017  were directly from the news coverage & Class Notes of A A Shah’s IAS Institute Compiled by Bilquees Khatri

Fees

Rs. 5,000/-

NCERT based Daily MCQ Test (GS)

Schedule

(Daily- except Sundays)

14 Weeks    –     14th Oct 2019 to 19th Jan 2020

Syllabus Coverage

NCERT based subjects for Prelims Paper – I (GS)

Salient Features

  • Daily 10 MCQs based on NCERT. As per UPSC-CS latest Exam pattern. UPSC-CSE latest pattern
  • Well planned schedule to enable candidates to have sufficient time to prepare.
  • Online Tests with flexible time.
  • Ensures completion of NCERT syllabus within time frame.
  • Improves basic concept and understanding of the subject.
  • Practice of daily attempting MCQs boosts confidence.
  • Online platform to analyse the level of preparation and to evaluate performance.
  • Reasonable Fee

Fees

Rs. 5,000/-

Prelims Paper-I (GS)   Test Series

Schedule

20th Oct 2019 to 17th May 2020

Syllabus Coverage

Prelims Paper – I (GS)

Salient Features

  • Total 50 tests of  100 questions each;
  • GS 27 + 6 Revision Tests (subject-wise) + 8 comprehensive (Full length),  CSAT 5 + 4 comprehensive (Full length)
  • All India ranking.
  • Complimentary “Last Minute Quick Revision Lectures” (six online lectures) covering most important topics. 
  • As per UPSC-CSE latest pattern.
  • Well planned schedule to enable candidates to have sufficient time to prepare.
  • Online Tests with flexible time.
  • Ensures completion of syllabus within time frame.
  • Improves basic concept and understanding of the subject.
  • Boosts confidence.
  • The only platform for high  level preparation to improve performance.
  • Reasonable Fee

Fees

Rs. 17,500/-

Prelims Paper-I (GS) Test Series

SR. NO

DATE

TOPIC

REFERENCE MATERIAL

1

20-10-2019

Geography

New NCERTs

Class XI : Fundamentals of Physical Geography

Class XII : Fundamentals of Human Geography

2

27-10-2019

Geography

New NCERTs

Class XI: India: Physical Environment

Class XII: India: People and Economy

3

03-11-2019

Geography : Mapping

(India & World)

Atlas

4

10-11-2019

Current Affairs

June & July 2019

5

17-11-2019

Polity

Historical background of constitution, making of the constitution, Part I, II, III, IV, IV-A

6

17-11-2019

Logical & Analytical Reasoning + DM

Any CSAT Manual (TMH, Pearson, Unique, Spectrum)

7

24-11-2019

Polity

Constitutional Part V, VI, VII, IX, IX-A, IX B, X

8

01-12-2019

Polity

Constitution, Centre-State Relations, Emergency, Amendments to constitution, Constitutional & extra constitutional bodies & left over sectors of polity

9

08-12-2019

Current Affairs

August & September 2019

10

15-12-2019

Economics

New NCERT XI & XII (Macro Economics)

11

22-12-2019

Economics

Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh (Latest Edition)

12

22-12-2019

Data Sufficiency & Data Interpretation + DM

Any CSAT Manual (TMH, Pearson, Unique, Spectrum)

13

29-12-2019

Current Affairs

October & November 2019

14

05-01-2020

History

India’s Ancient Past – R. S. Sharma

15

12-01-2020

History

India’s Ancient Past – R. S. Sharma

16

19-01-2020

History

History of Medieval India – Satish Chandra

 

17

26-01-2020

History

History of Medieval India – Satish Chandra

 

18

26-01-2020

General Mental Ability – Set 1 +DM

Quantitative Aptitude by R. S. Aggarwal + Any CSAT Manual (TMH, Pearson, Unique, Spectrum)

19

02-02-2020

Modern History

Old NCERT (Bipan Chandra)

Spectrum Publication : A brief history of Modern India

20

09-02-2020

Modern History

Old NCERT (Bipan Chandra)

Spectrum Publication : A brief history of Modern India

21

16-02-2020

History : Art & Culture

Nitin Singhania

22

23-02-2020

History : Art & Culture

Nitin Singhania

23

01-03-2020

Current Affairs

December 2019 & January 2020

24

01-03-2020

General Mental Ability – Set 2 +DM

Quantitative Aptitude by R. S. Aggarwal + Any CSAT Manual (TMH, Pearson, Unique, Spectrum)

25

08-03-2020

Ecology & Environment – State Portion

Shankar IAS / Neeraj Nachiketa

26

15-03-2020

Science & Technology

NCERTs & Basic Concepts

27

22-03-2020

Ecology & Environment

Current Affairs

28

29-03-2020

Science & Technology

Current Affairs

29

05-04-2020

International Organisations

 

30

07-04-2020

Revision: Subject-wise

Polity

31

10-04-2020

Revision: Subject-wise

Geography

32

12-04-2020

International (Current Affairs)

 

333

12-04-2020

General Mental Ability – Set 3 + DM

Quantitative Aptitude by R. S. Aggarwal + Any CSAT Manual (TMH, Pearson, Unique, Spectrum)

34

14-04-2020

Revision: Subject-wise

Economics

35

17-04-2020

Revision: Subject-wise

History

36

19-04-2020

Current Affairs

February 2020 to April 2020

37

21-04-2020

Revision: Subject-wise

Ecology – Environment

38

23-04-2020

Revision: Subject-wise

Science & Technology, Art & Culture

39

25-04-2020

GS PAPER I COMPREHENSIVE  -1

 

40

26-04-2020

GS PAPER I COMPREHENSIVE -2

 

41

02-05-2020

GS PAPER I COMPREHENSIVE -3

 

42

03-05-2020

GS PAPER I COMPREHENSIVE -4

 

43

09-05-2020

GS PAPER I COMPREHENSIVE -5

 

44

09-05-2020

GS PAPER II COMPREHENSIVE -1

 

45

10-05-2020

GS PAPER I COMPREHENSIVE -6

 

46

10-05-2020

GS PAPER II COMPREHENSIVE -2

 

47

16-05-2020

GS PAPER I COMPREHENSIVE -7

 

48

16-05-2020

GS PAPER II COMPREHENSIVE -3

 

49

17-05-2020

GS PAPER I COMPREHENSIVE -8

 

50

17-05-2020

GS PAPER II COMPREHENSIVE -4

 

Consistently upward trend for 3 years

Questions from A. A. Shah’s IAS Current Affairs &

Class Notes asked in

Prelims General Studies Paper – I

Prelims 2019 : 58 Questions (from A. A. Shah’s IAS)

                                    For topic-wise Analysis with correct answers & relevant link

Prelims 2018 : 51 Questions (from A. A. Shah’s IAS)

                                    For topic-wise Analysis with correct answers & relevant link

Prelims 2017 : 35 Questions (from A. A. Shah’s IAS)

                                    For topic-wise Analysis with correct answers & relevant link

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  • Test result immediately after the test with details of number of questions attempted, number of correct answers, number of incorrect answers, negative marks, total marks secured.
  • Correct answer with explanation, immediately after the test.
  • (v) Flexible schedule.

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